Updates Regarding COVID-19 and School Opening

As the coronavirus environment continues to change and evolve, we will keep abreast of and follow guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local agencies. Please know that we are working closely with the Belmont Health Department and other Town departments, and we are committed to the safety and well-being of all our students and staff.

Please see updates and information from the Belmont Public Schools regarding COVID-19 and School Opening:

IN-PERSON LEARNING           SCHOOL OPENING 2020-21

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS           DAILY SYMPTOM CHECKER           COVID-19 INFORMATION

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOR SCHOOL COMMITTEE

District Calendar

PTO/PTA/PTSO FY22 Budget Presentation with Superintendent Phelan
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Description:

Belmont Public Schools PTO/PTA/PTSO present Superintendent John Phelan for a discussion regarding the FY22 budget and the upcoming override on the town April ballot. Please join us for this presentation followed by a Q&A.

Belmont Media Center will live-stream these meetings as well as make them available OnDemand for later viewing. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. – Chenery and High School Presentation

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Belmont Public Schools News

Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Friday, March 5, 2021
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Friday, March 5, 2021
I write to inform you about new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health today, 3/5/2021, regarding these cases. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation of a laboratory testing report indicating that two school community members (i.e., student or staff) -- at the Winn Brook Elementary School and at Belmont High School -- have been diagnosed with positive cases of COVID-19.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Mar 05, 2021
Message from Superintendent Phelan - Return to In Person Learning Working Group Update
Message from Superintendent Phelan - Return to In Person Learning Working Group Update
I am writing with our weekly update on the Return to In-Person Learning Working Group, and to share some thoughts on this very challenging year. I want to recognize that this has been a difficult year for students, as well as for parents and families. It has also been the most significant challenge our educators have ever faced. There are no easy answers as we battle COVID-19. I want to personally thank Belmont Public School educators for their tireless and extraordinary work on behalf of our children. I also want to thank the families of Belmont for the grace they have shown--and continue to show--as we work through this devastating public health crisis.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Mar 04, 2021
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I write to inform you about new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health today, 3/3/2021, regarding these cases. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation of a laboratory testing report indicating that 4 school community members (i.e., student or staff) -- at the Roger Wellington Elementary School (2) and at Belmont High School (2) -- have been diagnosed with positive cases of COVID-19.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Mar 03, 2021
School Committee Meeting with Executive Session - March 9, 2021

Agenda:  School Committee Meeting - March 9, 2021


Posted by Artemis Tingos on Mar 03, 2021
Better Through Books - BPL March Events
Better Through Books - BPL March Events
The Belmont Public Library presents a dual focus which will cover a few different books and multiple programming opportunities that span 2 months, rather than the traditional one-month program. In this unique time, the One Book, One Belmont committee has decided that the theme for our community read must be healing – healing from a devastating year that we will never forget. The library and our community organization cosponsors invite Belmont residents to read across a variety of titles and participate in all of the exciting programs throughout March and April.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Mar 02, 2021
Trivia Night 2021 - ONLINE
Trivia Night 2021 - ONLINE
The Performing Arts Company and Patrons (Parents of Performing Arts Students) are hosting an online version of our popular Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, March 12 from 7-9pm. Open to all adults in the community, Trivia Night is a fundraiser, social event and games night all in one. Participants form teams of 4-8 (or we’ll help you join a team) and will play trivia hosted by MCO Productions, a professional Pub Trivia Company.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Mar 01, 2021
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Friday, February 26, 2021
Superintendent's Letter - Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - Friday, February 26, 2021
I write to inform you about new cases of confirmed COVID-19 in our school community.  We received confirmation from the Belmont Department of Health today, 2/26/2021, regarding these cases. This is what we know for certain at this time: The Department of Health received confirmation of a laboratory testing report indicating that 6 school community members (i.e., student or staff) -- at the Roger Wellington Elementary School (2) and at Belmont High School (4) -- have been diagnosed with positive cases of COVID-19.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Feb 26, 2021
Superintendent's Update - Friday, February 26, 2021
Superintendent's Update - Friday, February 26, 2021
I write to update you on the recent announcement by DESE Commissioner Jeff Riley regarding the full return of elementary students across the Commonwealth and how it will impact students and families in Belmont. On Tuesday, 2/23/2021 Commissioner Riley requested permission from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to require elementary students to have an in-person, full-time option, starting on April 5.
Posted by Web Manager, Belmont Public Schools on Feb 26, 2021
School Committee Executive Session - March 4, 2021
School Committee Executive Session - March 3, 2021

Agenda:  School Committee Executive Session - March 3, 2021


Posted by Artemis Tingos on Feb 26, 2021

From the Superintendent's Office


Superintendent's Newsletter February 11, 2021

John Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

We begin this newsletter with a gentle reminder that February recess begins next week, Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19. If you have any plans to travel during this time, please see the communication from nurses regarding following the state travel order and BPS protocol. Have a wonderful and safe week.


John P. Phelan
Belmont Public Schools Superintendent